How do you express feelings using lines and dots?
Placing many short curvy lines together make me feel like many things are happening at the same time. It reminds me of how when we feel anxious, there are many thoughts running across our mind at the same time.
Seeing how the black paint starts to fade from left to right, it is similar to how we are always full of energy at the start of the day but by the end of the day, we’ll feel drained and exhausted.
This gives me the feeling of someone locked in a cell at a mental hospital where there is nothing else to make to do but to draw on the wall. The lines gives a feeling of both aggressive but at the same time it is repetitive, and to me this feels like something a person would draw if he/she is feeling disturbed.
Sol Lewitt, born in Connecticut, Lived and studied in New Britain. His works included minimalism and conceptual art, which explores repetition and variations from a basic form or line. It is interesting to me that how even though his works are simple and minimalistic, he is able to use just lines and scribbles to create dynamics on a blank canvas from dark to light (Sol Lewitt, Scribbles). His wall drawing #879, Loppy Doopy, was also an influence on some of my works where I realised that curvy lines depending on how curved they are can also create an emotion.